Steve Moore Resigns As CMA CEO
July 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) Board of Directors announced earlier TODAY (7/1) that STEVE MOORE has submitted his resignation as CEO, effective YESTERDAY (6/30).
“After nearly four years in this position, and given the phenomenal success that the CMA team has achieved, this seemed like an appropriate time to step aside and pursue other corporate and philanthropic opportunities," said MOORE.
“STEVE MOORE’s dedication and hard work as a CMA Board member, CMA Board leader, and as CEO have taken our organization to new levels of success," said CMA Board of Directors Chairman TROY TOMLINSON. "He’s been a tremendous asset to CMA due to his high regard in the industry as a resourceful and tenacious advocate for Country music.”
After serving as Interim CEO, then becoming CEO two and a half years ago, MOORE helped secure an extension of the television partnership for the annual CMA AWARDS, the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL special, and the CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS special, all on ABC-TV.
Under MOORE, the 2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL hit a record attendance with an increase of 13 percent (NET NEWS 6/11). He created and led the newly-formed THE CMA FOUNDATION and also created the new CMA position of Community Outreach Manager. Under his watch, CMA also created CMA EDU, a college community outreach that brings Country music to colleges. It was launched at three MIDDLE TENNESSEE college campuses and several ambassador campuses nationwide.
MOORE also instituted the U.K. SONGWRITERS SERIES, the first ever INTERNATIONAL MARKETING SUMMIT in PARIS, FRANCE, and the Inaugural COUNTRY 2 COUNTRY (C2C) MUSIC FESTIVAL at the O2 CENTER in LONDON in 2013.
A longtime member of the CMA Board of Directors (since 1989), MOORE was elected President in 2008 and Chairman in 2009 before being asked to fill in as interim director of CMA after the exit of former CEO TAMMY GENOVESE in DECEMBER 2009 (NET NEWS 12/3/2009).
There is no word yet on MOORE's replacement.